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FestForums: Learn How to Make the Best Fests


Organizing a film, music, or arts festival isn’t the simplest task in the world, but the FestForums Conference, running May 11th to 12th at Time Inc. (225 Liberty St., NY, NY) brings together top festival talent for an enlightening series of lectures and conferences.

FestForums is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the festival industry, featuring top-level luminaries from Rolling Stone, Tribeca, Goldenvoice, SnowGlobe, Ultra Music Festival and many more to speak throughout the two-day conference.

Speakers include:

  • Geoffrey Gilmore (Gilmore Consultancy LLC)
  • George Wein (NEA Jazz Master / Producer / Pianist Founder, Newport Jazz Festival, Co-Founder, Newport Folk Festival)
  • Diella Allen (Event Marketing Director for FOOD & WINE)
  • Kathy Brew (Curator, MoMA, filmmaker, educator)
  • And many more.

Topics include business logistics, promoting festivals, ensuring there are no legal hang ups, and more for festival organizers big and small.

To learn more, go to:

May 11 - 12, 2017

Time, Inc.
225 Liberty St.
New York, NY 10281

Media Summit 2017: Making Sense of Media & Disruption


At a time when the media, truth, and engagement with viewers is shaping the very fabric of society, the 2017 Media Summit New York (March 7 - 8, 2017) is an opportunity to meet with media minds to try to make sense of it all. Held at the Bohemian National Hall (321 E 73rd St, New York, NY) brings together profesionals from across the media landscape for panel discussions, networking, and workshops.

Panels include:

  • The Political Reckoning: News Media, Social Binging, Fake News and the Crisis of Trust in Media
  • The VR-AR ThinkTank: Breaking the Boundaries of the Imagination
  • Video Anytime Anywhere: Video Across Platforms - Television, Internet and Mobile - Understanding the Value Proposition
  • Audience Intelligence, AI, Analytics and Advertising: The Industry Game Changer
  • Leveraging Content and Celebrity For Cross-Platform Success: From TV & Internet to Social Media and Virtual Reality
  • The Future of Brand Partnerships: Message, Technology, Media, Entertainment & Advertising

 In 2017 the future of the world could be shaped in the digital media arena, and this is a great oportunity to prepare yourself.

To learn more, go to:

Media Summit New York
March 7 - 8, 2017

Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73rd St.
New York, NY 10021


NY Times Travel Show 2017 Is the Place to Go to Get Away

The largest consumer travel show returns to the Jacob Javits Center (655 W 34th St, New York, NY) on January 27 to the 29th, as the New York Times Travel Show is back to help you plan your next getaway. With over 500 exhibitors representing 150 countries, the NY Times Travel Show has informative booths helping everyone from families planning a big trip, to tired office workers looking for a peaceful getaway.

The Cultural Stage section of the show features performances from all over the world, while the Taste of the World section of the show will put the decision of where to go next in the hands of your stomach. At a loss for where to go or what to do? The Meet the Experts section of the show assembles panels of professionals and writers ready for your questions on whether you want to go to a secluded spa resort, or to follow David Bowie’s footprints in Berlin. There are also travel seminars from experts and authors with helpful advice, and a Wellness Travel Pavilion for looking for a trip that can also help you cleanse and heal.

So whether you are going somewhere near or very far, the NY Times Travel Show will help you figure out how to get ready, and most importantly of all, how to get away.

To learn more, go to:

New York Times Travel Show
January 27 - 29, 2017

Jacob K. Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

NRF BIG Retail Show Offers Advice for Businesses Locally & Globally


If you are a small business owner looking to get a competitive leg up in today’s market, then the National Retail Federation’s BIG Retail Show at the Javits Center (655 W 34th St.), running January 15 - 17, is the event for you. Attended by over 33,000 industry professionals and over 3,000 companies, the NRF BIG Show offers networking opportunities, seminars, tech exhibition, and more.

The Small Business Experience speaker line-up includes Beekman 1802, Domino's, Ernest Supplies, Facebook, Hella Cocktail Company, ROBIN'S Candy and more. There are also seminars and exhibitors that can inform you on everything from artificial intelligence and virtual reality, to truck signage and advertising. You can learn how to improve your global retailing capabilities, or best improve your own store at home.

To learn more, go to:

NRF Retail BIG Show
January 15 -17 2017

Jacob Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

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